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How to Grow Spring Onions in Pots

June 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 386

Spring Onions are brilliant. I thought I would say that before I even begin to explain to you How to Grow Spring Onions in Pots. They really are just terrific. They can be used in salads, Chinese dishes, Thai dishes, stir-fries and so much more. Not only that, but they are so simple to grow that you could do it blindfolded whilst being hung upside... Honest!

I will go through each step of How to Grow Spring Onions in Pots that it'll be something you wish you had done from the beginning. Growing spring onions is easy and rewarding!

First of all, a little heads up... They grow fairly quickly compared to a lot of vegetables, in fact, most varieties will be ready for harvesting in 12 to 15 weeks which when it comes to vegetable growing is super sonic quick.

The thing to do is stagger your planting times. I advise sowing 10 seeds, every 2 weeks from the beginning of March through to the end of August. The ones at the beginning of March may or may not survive the weather, as is the case for the end of August sowings as the weather in the UK (and most places) is so unpredictable.

However, still do it in case you get another 10. I choose 10 because I personally wouldn't ever use more than 10 in any given fortnight. Simply look at how many spring onions you're likely to use in a fortnight and use this as the number to plant... Obviously.

So now you have a little background about Spring Onions, let's finally start looking at How to Grow them in Pots! I've broken it down into stages for you. You honestly cannot go wrong with this!

1. You want to grab yourself a pot that's around 25cm in diameter and 25cm in height. Most of the spring onion is in the ground so it's better to have a pot that's too deep. You will want 1 pot for each month that you're growing spring onions in pots. So generally I use 6 pots. Maybe a bit excessive, but I'm a neat freak when it comes to my vegetable gardening.

2. Throw a handful of stones in the bottom of the pot, so they are at a height of just 3cm maximum. This just helps with the drainage.

3. Now top with a good quality compost until you have around 3cm left at the top of the pot just because there's really no need to overfill it.

4. Take a piece of string and separate one half of the pot from the half. You can do this in any way you fancy. I use a staple gun to hold it in place and it's work (most of the time) but just whatever works for you. This is basically a way to separate the first half of the month when you sow one lot of spring onions from the second half of the month.

5. Let's get sowing! Sowing spring onions couldn't be simpler. What I do is using a dibber, I create 10 holes around 1cm deep. I try to keep them all fairly evenly spaced, again it's my little obsessiveness.

6. Once you've got your holes all sorted, drop one seed into each hole, then sprinkle over some compost to cover, water well and wait!

7. Now it's time to repeat, repeat and then (guess what) repeat! Do it every 2 weeks and you will have a constant supply of spring onions.

When it comes to these brilliant vegetables, it's about sowing little, but sowing often. Spring Onions are one of the easiest vegetables to grow, especially in pots... So don't shy away, grab a few pots and give it a go!

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